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M&S Sparks revamp: How the reward scheme will work

M&S Sparks revamp: How the reward scheme will work

Marks & Spencer's reward scheme - Sparks - has always been one of the most pointless. But that could now be changing in a substantial makeover. There aren't really any loyalty schemes worth going out of your way to use, but if you shop regularly at the same...

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The best cash savings accounts (July 2020)

The best cash savings accounts (July 2020)

Low saving rates mean you're losing out in real terms against the inflation rate. So what can you do? Here are my top places to put your cash to make as much as 5%. (This article is updated at the start and the middle of each month after inflation rate announcements...

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Cinema reopenings: How to save money

Cinema reopenings: How to save money

What's reopening, when and how much tickets will cost. Cinemas are allowed to reopen from 4th July 2020, though not all will be doing it. And when they do it'll be a very different experience. Social distancing will be in force, with families and couples sat together...

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Why you need more than one bank account

Why you need more than one bank account

Having one bank account isn't just risky, it could be costing you cash. Lots of people only have one current account. And they've had it for a long time. They might even switch it to a new bank to get free cash or another benefit.  But limiting yourself to a...

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Should you book a holiday this summer?

Should you book a holiday this summer?

Is your money protected if you decide to go on holiday this summer? With news that UK hotels can reopen from 4th July and speculation that international travel will be easier soon you might be thinking you can finally leave your home and have a break. Before you jump...

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Curve card review

Curve card review

The good and the bad from fintech app and card Curve. The curve smart card and app promises to let you take just one debit card out with you and leave all your other debit and credit cards at home. But it's not a bank. Instead it's a middleman a bit like using Apple...

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Money news catch up – 18th June 2020

Money news catch up – 18th June 2020

The stories you might have missed. Here’s my latest round-up some of the money headlines you might have missed that could impact you and your finances. Click on the read more buttons to be taken through to articles from the likes of the BBC, Moneywise, MSE,...

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